“Of course I am critical of WASPs, but for a reason diametrically opposed to Massey’s; namely for being such wimps and for permitting themselves to be vilified without protest. Needless to say, American Jews or American blacks (taking two self-conscious ethnicities) would never allow themselves to be freely pummeled the way Massey goes after WASPs. They would be denouncing their slanderers through well-heeled organizations, with Main Stream Media support.”
The quote above is from an article by Paul Gottfried in VDare, from a few years ago.
Alana Massey, the ‘journalist’ to whom he alludes, wrote a piece for New Republic in 2015, entitled ‘The White Protestant Roots of American Racism.’
So now Protestants, specifically White Protestants are to blame?
Gottfried goes on:
”Certainly at the elite level, [W]hite Protestants behave differently from normal [sic] people. Like Elizabeth Warren, the descendant of New England settlers, WASP patricians may pretend their true ancestors were American Indians, or like Jeb Bush, rush to take over Hispanic trappings…”
[Emphasis mine, above]
Let me interrupt Gottfried’s statements here: first, Gottfried wrongly assumes that Elizabeth Warren is ”patrician’ and he states incorrectly that she is descended from New England colonists. If Gottfried wanted to be accurate he would try to find actual examples of ‘WASP patricians’. But Warren is from working-class roots, born in Oklahoma, to parents of Southern stock, not New England. Not even close.
And Jeb Bush is only partly of New England ancestry; he has other ancestry including, inter alia, Central European.
Paul Gottfried, like so many other people, doesn’t seem to know who is a ‘WASP’. Many Americans are unable to recognize an English surname when they see it, thus they end up wrongly naming people who are not of English ancestry at all. People tend to believe, for some odd reason, that ‘WASPs’ are all part of the ‘super-rich elites’ and are always in positions of power, and move in the most prestigious social circles. Actually high society, so-called, is no longer what it was; many nouveau riche, and all the elegant manners are fading, thanks to ”equality’.
But Gottfried says that he has no respect for Anglo-Saxon Americans because they are weaklings who let themselves be “pummeled” by the likes of Alana Massey and other such people, who, like Gottfried, view Anglo-Saxons and other Whites as easy prey; it seems no one wants to speak up when the Anglo-bashing begins, and then finding that they get no resistance, they attack more aggressively.
I asked, rhetorically, in a recent post, why English-Americans seem to stay silent when these lies and slanders and accusations start flying? On one blog post I read today, which was not explicity about WASPs, several people brought up the subject, and accused the blogger of attributing “superiority” to Anglo-Americans. The commenter insisted that we are all equal. Other commenters stated that WASPs were ‘servants to a (((certain ethnic group))).
Some obsessive anti-Anglo posters inevitably refer to an ”Anglo-Zionist’ collusion. There are all sorts of tropes like this on the internet.
But back to Gottfried’s statement that if Jews or American blacks were similarly slandered, they would instantly respond, backed by powerful “well-heeled organizations”, and supported by the media arm of the government (TV, newspapers, social justice advocates, etc.}
Well, of course they would; if Anglo-Americans or any other groups of European descent were likewise backed up by powerful ‘anti-defamation’ groups with lots of money and influence, plus the media — we, too, could participate in the victimhood game, and enact laws that silence anybody who dares criticise us.
It’s telling that we can’t speak freely about the obvious, increasingly open anti-Anglo, anti-European agenda. Unlike the groups to which Gottlieb compares Anglos unfavorably, we can’t respond in like terms in our own self-defense. That speaks volumes about our supposed ‘freedoms’.
Our laws are based on Biblical law and the idea of ‘Christian liberty’, along with Anglo-Saxon Common Law. Diversity has produced generations who, being of disparate orgins, did not and do not understand how our system should work.
So now, Anglo-Saxon Americans are regarded as conquered and defeated, and are treated accordingly. But is that our fault, as Gottfried and many other anglophobes insist? It looks, from here, as a premature triumphalism, and gloating over having defeated people who once had an Empire on which the sun never set.
Maybe that was the beginning of the end; too much contact with the multitudes outside our ancestral island made us too tolerant and too trusting of people who were not our friends, and who envied and resented the power and wealth of their conquerors.
One more thing: ‘Anglo-Saxons’ are now associated with what the media call ‘White supremacy’. The media deliberately twist the meanings of words and names, and it seems that they’ve succeeded in associating us with this alleged ‘supremacy.’ I don’t even know how they define that term, but they seem to think it’s criminal for us to even organize in any way or to express pride in the considerable accomplishments of our ancestors. Oddly this makes me all the more intent on doing what they are trying to prevent: to defend my ancestors and the culture of Britain: literature, music, all the arts, the English language itself, and the Christianity of my ancestors. Those who verbally assail us are just eaten up with envy and it has corroded their souls.#ancestry, #anglophobia, #english-character, #ethnopatriotism